Saturday, August 16, 2008

BTC pipeline is "dead," says Russian

From the increasingly interesting Turkish daily Hürriyet, an oddly candid admission of Russia's intentions with the BTC pipeline:

An adviser to the Russian parliament also claimed the closed pipeline would not be opened again and declared the line is "dead."

"The world and countries in the region have seen that not NATO, but Russia is the only one who could secure the energy routes," Alexander Dugin, international politics advisor to the Russia's Duma, told Turkish Cumhuriyet daily.

"In this context, regarding Turkey's energy politics, it should be said that the BTC is not running at the moment and it will not run again."

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